Tag: Nature

Garden Flowers Up Close and Personal with the Bees

As summer wanes the flowers in my garden are looking rather spent. Still, they are full of color and attracting bees. I sat and watched them recently as they diligently worked the remaining blossoms Sharing with Sunday Stills, Macro. ~ Susanne

Out of Covid Jail – Hooray!

I got the new test kits in the mail and tested negative last night and today. So, after 12 days I’m officially out of covid jail. I thought I’d celebrate with these charming sea otters from Morro Bay. (I’ll take any excuse to share… Continue Reading “Out of Covid Jail – Hooray!”

A Covid Tale and a few more Skippers

Okay, I didn’t mention that I’ve had Covid the last 10 days. It came as quite a surprise. I woke up with a sore throat, felt lousy that first night, and the rapid test confirmed it the next day. Felt like a combined flu… Continue Reading “A Covid Tale and a few more Skippers”

Moth or Butterfly?

I wondered as I watched them flit from flower to flower in my herb garden. I’d assumed they were moths, and I was wrong. “Butterfly or moth? There are ways to tell them apart. Butterflies generally have long, smooth antennae that are rounded on the… Continue Reading “Moth or Butterfly?”

Waking up with the Mountain – A Night in Paradise

Location – location – location. Look closely and you’ll see the Paradise Inn where I spent the night earlier this week. Yes, I know. I’ve posted about Mt. Rainier again and again; twice in the last month alone! But this is wildflower season and… Continue Reading “Waking up with the Mountain – A Night in Paradise”

Calendula Unfurling

I planted calendula in my garden for the first time in many years, but it won’t be the last. This is how it looked a few days ago, still tightly coiled. Then summer arrived bringing high temperatures and the buds began to open. Today… Continue Reading “Calendula Unfurling”

Watching the Eagles on Hood Canal

Three days away coming and going on Hood Canal we saw eagles and stopped to watch them watching. For Six Word Saturday. ~ Susanne

Memories of Pink Rhododendrons

I like pink in small doses offset by other colors. Like rhododendrons found in the woods. Washington state’s flower, coast rhododendrons thrive under the dappled shade of forests, like these on Hood Canal. In fact, pink rhododendrons remind me of childhood trips to Hood… Continue Reading “Memories of Pink Rhododendrons”

You Know What They Say About the Early Bird!

This robin does! Happy Saturday! 🙂 ~ Susanne

Photinia and the Bees

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Great Northwest and I’ve been worried about the bees. Until yesterday when I found them in great numbers on the Photinia, a shrub I’ve totally neglected. Not that it needed me to thrive. It thrived… Continue Reading “Photinia and the Bees”

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